Hylton Nel Studio

Hylton Nel describes himself as an 'artist-potter' which aptly refers to his interest in painted imagery as well as form and function. Over the past five decades he has developed a style of work that is rich in references to the decorative arts and literary and art historical sources. His plates, bowls, vases, plaques and figurative pieces are idiosyncratically decorated with witty - and sometimes poignant - line drawings and script. His imagery ranges from penises to Madonnas, cats to angels, and his quotes are drawn from poetry and the daily press as well as his observations of the world around him. He lives on the outskirts of Calitzdorp, a small town in the Klein Karoo. To view previous works see Nel's archive page.


22 November - 20 December 2016
A Collection of Wondrous Thoughts



1 November - 16 December 2016
A Stone on the Path Plates



24 October - 22 November 2016
Plates for a Salad of Ideas



14 August - 16 September 2016
Companion Vases & Red Ikebana Bowls



26 May - 16 July 2016
Small 'garniture' vases



26 May - 16 July 2016
Vases of a Curious Nature



26 May - 16 July 2016
'Damsels with their offerings' & 'Hidden creatures lost in words' bowls



13 November 2015 - 31 March 2016
'Swatow Ware' Bowls